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MSc Equine Performance Science

Writtle University College
Course summary
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Course Dates
September 2022

Course description

MSc Equine Performance Science

This taught master's programme, launching in September, can be studied over one year on a full time basis or two years on a part time basis.

Designed to take your equine knowledge, academic skills and research practice to the next level, the course provides a range of modules carefully planned to enhance your experience through a range of delivery methods and unique learning experiences. Our research-led teaching team will deliver the programme through a range of lectures, demonstrations and a variety of other platforms to ensure that your learning experience is exciting and challenging. At our stunning equine campus, set in rural Essex, you will gain practical support from our teaching team of industry specialists supporting competitive horses in training. This will allow to you to fully integrate the theory taught with ongoing case studies to gain 'real life' on understanding of the ages and stages of training in relation to nutrition, farriery, training, breeding, behaviour and much more.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Candidates from the United Kingdom higher education sector will normally hold a first honours degree at 2.2 or above in a related subject .

Prospective students with a first honours degree at 2.1 or above in another discipline but with significant work experience in Equine Science or related areas will also be considered for entrance on the masters' programme.

Training Course Content

Term One

  • Applied Research for Equine Postgraduates
  • Professional Practice in Equine Science
  • Biomechanics and Pathophysiology Applied to the Equine Athlete

Term Two

  • Human Influence on Equine Performance
  • Welfare of the Performance Horse
  • Performance Evaluation and Enhancement
  • Advances in Equine Nutrition

Term Three

  • Taught Masters Degree - Dissertation

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in East Anglia for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2021 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


Home Students


  • £8,000


  • £666 per 15 credit module
  • £1,332 per 30 credit module
  • £2,664 per 60 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)


  • £13,170

Continuing Studies

This postgraduate qualification is aimed at those wanting a wide base of knowledge of all aspects of equine performance development and enhancement .

You may wish to apply this broad knowledge base into a practical business enterprise or use the breath of the transferable skills to gain career opportunities across the equine industry into a wide range of fields including nutrition, academia, research, consultancy, design and development of equine training aids and technologies.

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Writtle University College

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Writtle University College, Lordship Road
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